Dr Georgie Fleming

Dr Georgie Fleming

Dr Georgie Fleming

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Ph.D./Master Psychology (Clinical) at University of New South Wales

B.A. (Psychology)(Honours) at University of Sydney

Contact details

Phone: 02 9385 0376
Email: Dr Georgie Fleming

Office: MAT910

Research Summary

Research areas: child clinical psychology; child conduct problems; child callous-unemotional traits; treatment of child conduct problems; online delivery of evidence-based treatment

Georgie Fleming is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Psychology. She completed her combined Ph.D./Master of Psychology (Clinical) at UNSW, and is a registered psychologist. Georgie’s program of research is concerned with enhancing the accessibility and efficacy of treatment for young children with clinically significant conduct problems. Her doctoral research focused on evaluating the outcomes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy delivered via video teleconferencing (called Internet-delivered PCIT or I-PCIT), with the ultimate aim of developing a feasible, evidence-based intervention for Australia’s underserved rural populations. Georgie is also keenly interested in the role of callous-unemotional traits in the development of conduct problems, and has worked closely with A/Prof Eva Kimonis to explore how callous-unemotional traits impact the efficacy of treatment for childhood conduct problems. She has helped to evaluate an enhanced version of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy developed by A/Prof Kimonis for severe and treatment-resistant conduct problems (called PCIT-CU), and tested an online version PCIT-CU to determine whether this could further improve the accessibility and efficacy of community treatments for children with conduct problems. Georgie’s current postdoctoral research focusses on evaluating school-based Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, involving delivery of PCIT in preschool and primary schools located underserved South-West Sydney. Georgie is passionate about understanding moderators and mechanisms of treatment-related change, and strongly advocates for the use of scientific knowledge to inform clinical assessment and treatment, and vice versa. She loves high fantasy (if it has a map at the start, she’ll read it), is an intersectional feminist, and will never understand how people enjoy dried fruit.

Georgie is certified as a PCIT provider and Level 1 trainer. Parent-Child Research Clinic: www.conductproblems.com

Teaching

Head Tutor: PSYC2101 Assessment, Personality and Psychopathology
Guest Lecturer: PSYC2101 Assessment, Personality and Psychopathology
Guest Lecturer: PSYC7224 Professional and Ethical Practice 2

Publications

Kimonis, E. R., Frick, P. J., & Fleming, G. E. (in press). Externalizing disorders of childhood. In J. E. Maddux & B. A. Winstead (Eds.), Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding, 5th edition. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Kimonis, E. R., Fleming, G. E., Briggs, N., Brouwer-French, L., Frick, P.J., Hawes, D.J., … Dadds, M. R. (2019). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy adapted for preschoolers with callous-unemotional traits: An open trial pilot study. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48, S347-S361.

Kimonis, E. R., Fleming, G. E., Wilbur, R. R., Groer, M. W., & Granger, D. A. (2019). Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its ratio to cortisol moderate associations between maltreatment and psychopathology in male juvenile offenders. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 101, 263-271.

Fleming, G. E.
& Kimonis, E. R. (2018). PCIT for children with callous-unemotional traits. In L. N. Niec (Ed.), Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Innovations and applications for research and practice. Cham: Springer.

Kimonis, E. R. & Fleming, G. E. (2018). Disruptive and conduct disorders, delinquency. In T. H. Ollendick, S. W. White, & B. A. White (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Fleming, G. E.
, Kimonis, E. R., Datyner, A., & Comer, J. S. (2017). Adapting Internet-delivered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for co-occurring disruptive behavior and callous-unemotional traits: A case study. Clinical Case Studies, 16(5), 370-387.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Australian Postgraduate Award (2015-2019)

Affiliations & Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Australian Clinical Psychology Association
Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies